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Transcript of Phoenician
High rank man (Coriander)
High rank priest (Balzer) WELCOME TO PHOENICIA CITY Religion Economy Government Trade Technology Division of Labor City
Fertile land between the sea and the Lebanon mountain
Mountain: natural barrier against foreign enemies
Sea: expanding trade
Byblos: great religious city
Tyre, Sidon: successful in business, and industry Political, administrative, economic, religious functions
Sacrifice: animals and children
Fear of god’s keep religion in Phoenicia strong
Influenced religion’s such as Greek, Egyptian, Babylonian, Assyrian, and Persian cultures Trade
Mediterranean Sea was their trading area: Long distance trade
Export: mainly Tyrian purple
Greeks traded in the Northern half of the Sea
Phoenicians traded in the Southern half king
middle class -exported mainly timber
wood, and dyed cloth
-limited natural resources
-Heavily dependent on trading partners -Cloth sail
-Trading ships that could carry 100 people
-Accidental discovery of glass
-Exquisite designs Written Language Uncovered in 19th century
Base of many scripts including: Greek, Old Italic, Anatolian, Paleohispanic, modern Arabic, and Hebrew scripts
First phonogram script (Simple)
Disintegrated class divisions
Similarities and differences
Greek’s later adapted it adding vowels to create the alphabet we use today Sand Limestone Sodium Carbonate Monarchy
Individual city states with own government, and god
Never united as one THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! Holst, Sanford. Phoenician Secrets: Exploring the Ancient Mediterranean. Los Angeles, CA: Santorini, 2011. Print.
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